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La Caleche

#5,401 of 14,216 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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8 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 42 60 24 76
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My son and I went for an evening bike ride in search of ice cream for his birthday dessert. It was already 9:45pm, and it was by chance that we wandered into La Caleche and was very warmly greeted by its owner and assured that they had dozens of choices of ice cream for us to enjoy! We had a... More 

Thank Megan B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this place as a happy accident after a lovely early evening wander around the 6th arrondissement of Paris...Straightforward menu to choose from - very delicious and fresh food! Perfect way to soak up some real Parisian atmosphere on a small quiet side street in a place oozing with charm - thanks for the warm welcome!

Thank zarajw
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

If you want an authentic, good place for French food this is definitely the place to go. One of Parisians most loved insider tips.

Thank Francesca S
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this tiny gem on our walk home from a day of touring the city. Philip could not have welcomed us more warmly as we settled in with spirits before our meal. Other diners included local couples and a family with a young child and her grandfather and two very comfortable dogs. The owner welcomed all with the... More 

1 Thank Kathleen K
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2016

My last night in Paris (March 18, 2016) was spent having a wonderful dinner at this bistro located down the block from my hotel (Hotel d'Orsay). The owner was so gracious and kind, explaining the beautiful menu and making excellent recommendations. The food was amazing, the restaurant itself charming and cozy, and the wine list and recommendation was truly delightful.... More 

Thank Denise K
Lyneholmford, Cumbria
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We came across this restaurant for lunch last week while staying at a hotel in an adjacent street. Having done so, we returned for dinner the two following nights. The hospitable owner was very pleasant and happy to deal with two tourists who wished to practise their schoolchild French. The food and wine, while not inexpensive, were excellent as was... More 

Thank Paul B
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

We were on our first night in Paris. Wandering in a jet lagged daze. Unaware of the way French eateries are separated by what they serve Restaurants serve full meals, brasseries and cafes sort of a la carte . So we wandered into la Caleche wanting small plates. The place was buzzing. All tables full or reserved. At first the... More 

Thank jlmwm
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We chanced upon this restaurant on a sweltering day in Paris on 11.7.2015. Sitting down outside having done a mini grand tour from early morning we initially asked for mineral water with some trepidation because it seemed so insufficient a request at lunch time. The manager however was extremely welcoming and not at all pushy. We imbibed our water &... More 

Thank joethelad
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Although very alluring from the outside, it turned out to be a highly dissapointing place. Unfortunately the waiter (the owner?) was unusually unpleasant and extremely disrespectful. If you don't feel like being offended, give this restaurant a wide berth!

Thank em_wu_krk
Salzburg, Austria
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

It probably is the location of this restaurant in the centre of Paris in a street with hardly any other restaurants that the behaviour of the owner can be attributed to. It was raining and we were seeking shelter and ordered beer. We were not too hungry wherefore we wanted to order salads and a meat dish. That was when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 32 - USD 40
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 60 24 76

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Neighbourhood Profile
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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